Fire Officer – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://coltsneckfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Fire Officer – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ 32 32 Retired Police Chief Rick McCubbin ‘enjoyed every minute’ of 40 years in law enforcement | New https://coltsneckfair.com/retired-police-chief-rick-mccubbin-enjoyed-every-minute-of-40-years-in-law-enforcement-new/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:10:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/retired-police-chief-rick-mccubbin-enjoyed-every-minute-of-40-years-in-law-enforcement-new/ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Rick McCubbin has dedicated his life to law enforcement. The Shepherdsville The police chief announced on Monday his intention to retire on January 2. McCubbin has been in the midst of high-profile cases that have garnered national attention, such as a trio of murders in Bardstown. McCubbin spent 17 years with […]]]>

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Rick McCubbin has dedicated his life to law enforcement.

The Shepherdsville The police chief announced on Monday his intention to retire on January 2. McCubbin has been in the midst of high-profile cases that have garnered national attention, such as a trio of murders in Bardstown.

McCubbin spent 17 years with the Louisville Police Department.

Although McCubbin says rogue officers should be held accountable, he disagreed with the Louisville Metro Police Department’s decision to fire Officer Myles Cosgrove. The department ruled that Cosgrove should not have returned fire the night of the raid that killed Breonna Taylor.

“Whoever made that decision probably never was in a shooting,” McCubbin said. “It’s like the army because sometimes you fight back to take cover, or you fight back because all you see is an explosion.”

McCubbin has advice for anyone taking over as the new head of the LMPD.

“First and foremost, being on the streets is number 1, and I would saturate patrol because that’s where it starts and that’s where it ends,” McCubbin said.

He said the LMPD divisions need to separate because it takes too long to get to the emergency room. McCubbin also shared tips with other law enforcement.

“Don’t apologize for being the police and don’t apologize for doing your job,” McCubbin said.

McCubbin’s job has never been tougher than in May 2013 when he was Bardstown’s police chief. He lost Officer Jason Ellis in an ambush-style murder that remains unsolved.

“It still haunts me and it will probably stay that way until it’s resolved or until I’m gone,” McCubbin said.

In the summer of 2015, Crystal Rogers’ disappearance in Bardstown garnered national attention. This is another unsolved case where Rogers’ boyfriend Brooks Houck was named the prime suspect but was never arrested or charged.

McCubbin fired Bardstown Police Officer Nick Houck, who is Brooks Houck’s brother, for interfering in the investigation.

“It could be a simple piece of evidence that could lock it down, and it’s just not there yet,” McCubbin said.

In 2016, Rogers’ father, Tommy Ballard, was shot and killed while going on a morning hunting trip. It’s another unsolved murder in Bardstown.

“In my gut, I think it’s just three separate horrific events, now it’s just my gut,” McCubbin said.

After leaving Bardstown and working as a U.S. Marshal, McCubbin got the call to take over as police chief in Shepherdsville in 2017. While serving as chief there, McCubbin treated lung cancer , which has spread.

McCubbin leaves about four decades of law enforcement with a parting thought about what can reduce crime.

“We don’t punish people and until the courts and maybe our lawmakers toughen things up so our judges can make the decision they have to make,” McCubbin said. “There’s no punishment, there’s no fear of punishment at all, so why not do it, and that’s wrong.”

McCubbin was known as a leader who enjoyed being on the streets with the community. He knows he will miss this part of the job.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my career,” McCubbin said. “I have no regrets.”

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to hire more than 50 firefighters https://coltsneckfair.com/west-yorkshire-fire-and-rescue-service-to-hire-more-than-50-firefighters/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/west-yorkshire-fire-and-rescue-service-to-hire-more-than-50-firefighters/ MORE than 50 new fire stations have been created in West Yorkshire to help meet the demand for service. For the first time since the 1970s, the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is now recruiting to increase its fire force workforce. This £1.5million investment is a direct result of the council tax precept being […]]]>

MORE than 50 new fire stations have been created in West Yorkshire to help meet the demand for service.

For the first time since the 1970s, the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is now recruiting to increase its fire force workforce.

This £1.5million investment is a direct result of the council tax precept being raised last year. The service, like all public sector bodies, has seen major cuts to its budget since 2010, when austerity measures began.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Firefighters attend sceneFirefighters witness a scene (Picture: NewsQuest)

As a result, the number of firefighters has declined over the past 12 years, from 1,490 to 900. This is due to firefighters not being replaced when they retire or leave, rather than layoffs. While this resulted in efficiency savings, it put significant pressure on staffing and flexibility in service delivery.

Deputy Fire Chief Dave Walton said: “Having the ability to increase our numbers like this is a great position. Of course, this won’t bring us back to the numbers we had over 10 years ago, it’s an important step in the right direction.

“We have suffered more than any other fire service nationally in terms of the impact of austerity measures, as we have been hit harder in terms of budget cuts and impact on staffing.

“Although it is never ideal to be in such a position, it gave us the opportunity to examine what we wanted to achieve as a service and to prepare for the future.

“Having these new firefighters will allow us to have more boots in the field at stations where they are needed most, which will free up crews to train for these new challenges so that we can continue to keep people safe in coming years.”

While an infusion of cash was needed to start the process, this will become cost neutral as it will allow the service to reduce overtime and other absences.

A total of 56 operational stations will be spread across the county’s 14 single-pump fire stations within weeks.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Deputy Fire Chief Dave Walton talks about new positions being created in the serviceDeputy Fire Chief Dave Walton talks about new positions being created in the department (Image: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services)

The operational resource pool, made up of firefighters who were available to cover any shortfalls in the region, ceased in its current form, with the 22 positions now spread across stations.

The 34 additional firefighter positions will bring the operational workforce to 934 officers. It is expected that they will all be assigned to one watch and one station by January 2023.

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Maiatico Promoted to Deputy Warren County Fire Chief | Every day https://coltsneckfair.com/maiatico-promoted-to-deputy-warren-county-fire-chief-every-day/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/maiatico-promoted-to-deputy-warren-county-fire-chief-every-day/ The Warren County Fire and Rescue Services Department recently promoted Capt. Gerry R. Maiatico to Deputy Fire Chief. The department announced Maiatico’s promotion in a press release on Monday. Maiatico started working for the department in 1997 as a community volunteer. The department hired Maiatico in 2005 as a firefighter-emergency medical technician. The department promoted […]]]>

The Warren County Fire and Rescue Services Department recently promoted Capt. Gerry R. Maiatico to Deputy Fire Chief.

The department announced Maiatico’s promotion in a press release on Monday.

Maiatico started working for the department in 1997 as a community volunteer. The department hired Maiatico in 2005 as a firefighter-emergency medical technician. The department promoted Maiatico to lieutenant in 2008 and then to fire marshal in 2011. Maiatico took on additional responsibilities including budget, training, health and safety and personnel officer , the statement said.

The Warren County High School graduate has completed several academies related to his position in the department, including the National Fire Academy for the Management of Fire Prevention Programs, Virginia Fire Officer Academy, Health and Safety Officer Academy and Virginia Chief Officer Academy , the statement said.

Maiatico has received over 15 honors and awards, beginning with the Rookie Firefighter of the Year award in 1997 and the Fire Chief’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2022. Maiatico is a member of over 10 local, regional, state organizations , national and international. associations and committees, including the National Fire Protection Association, National Association of Fire Investigators, Virginia Fire and Life Safety Coalition, Virginia Fire Prevention Association, and Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

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Ndlambe prepared for fire season https://coltsneckfair.com/ndlambe-prepared-for-fire-season/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 10:58:50 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/ndlambe-prepared-for-fire-season/ Ndlambe Fire and Emergency Services Manager Mervyn Sauls says their teams are well prepared for the start of the Ndlambe fire season. TRAINED TEAM: The Ndlambe Fire and Emergency Services team is well trained and prepared to extinguish any fire this season. Image: QINGA FAITH “Operations personnel receive lectures on firefighting techniques and tools. Fire […]]]>

Ndlambe Fire and Emergency Services Manager Mervyn Sauls says their teams are well prepared for the start of the Ndlambe fire season.

TRAINED TEAM: The Ndlambe Fire and Emergency Services team is well trained and prepared to extinguish any fire this season. Image: QINGA FAITH

“Operations personnel receive lectures on firefighting techniques and tools. Fire department vehicles are maintained for effective and immediate response and all fire department personnel are fully trained in their firefighting ability,” Sauls told Talk of the Town.

“Fire pumps and fittings are checked for operational efficiency at each shift change, burning permits are issued and monitored by the fire department for wildland fires, especially in rural areas and firm,” he said.

Sauls said the fire services were also prepared when it came to preventing fires in the built-up areas of Ndlambe.

“We have continuous fire prevention inspections that are carried out in the industrial sector, particularly commercial premises, for compliance and public safety and continuous inspections of fire hydrants are carried out throughout the municipal area of ​​Ndlambe “, did he declare.

Sauls said firefighters from the Working on Fire team had undergone refresher training in Tsitsikamma in preparation for the fire season, which ensures that their fitness levels are maintained.

“A fire transport vehicle is secured to take the Working on Fire team to community-reported wildfires,” he said.

Ndlambe Fire and Emergency Service readiness follows the fire ban period notice from Sarah Baartman District Municipality and the Eastern Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre. The advisory sets out the conditions for burning, or open fires, during the region’s veld fire season with respect to the prevailing drought conditions in the province.

For the Commune of Ndlambe, the period of prohibition is from Tuesday November 1 to February 28, 2023.

According to the advisory, burning will be permitted under the following strict conditions:

  • Local municipal fire chiefs must approve all burning operations in accordance with their respective burn permit systems.
  • In the absence of a fire chief, the local fire protection association fire protection officer must approve all burning operations in accordance with their respective burn permit system and safety regulations community.
  • Landowners must apply at least seven (7) days prior to the burn for pre-approval.
  • Final approval for the burn must be obtained on the day of the proposed burn.
  • All riparian property owners must be notified of burning operations in accordance with the National Veldt and Forest Fires Act (Act 101 of 1998) (NVFFA).
  • NVFFA requires all property owners to put in place all necessary precautions to prevent a fire from spreading or causing damage.

10 safety tips for residents from the Ndlambe Sauls Fire Chief:

  • Don’t make a fire if you can’t control it.
  • In accordance with our fire safety regulations, any fire larger than a braai requires a burning permit which you can obtain from the Fire Services Section on Bathurst Street, Port Alfred.
  • Immediately report fires to the fire department so that we can respond immediately to the number: 046-624-1111
  • Make sure the vegetation in your yard does not pose a fire threat to your neighbour.
  • Make sure if you have a thatched house that it is treated with a fire retardant to prevent the spread of fire.
  • Dispose of waste from yard cleanup in landfills, not on vacant lots and sidewalks.
  • Cut vegetation such as tree branches should be removed after cutting and not left on site. Dry vegetation is a fire threat to you and the neighbor.
  • Regularly clean your gutters because dry leaves accumulate there and can spread a fire near your home. It will also help with summer rain flooding.
  • Teach children not to play with matches because it can burn down your house.
  • Do not leave pans on the stove unattended. This is one of the causes of house fires in our region.

During fire season, the public is urged to be extremely vigilant and report any fires to 046-624-1111.

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Parents devastated after man shot dead by police during mental health crisis https://coltsneckfair.com/parents-devastated-after-man-shot-dead-by-police-during-mental-health-crisis/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 02:44:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/parents-devastated-after-man-shot-dead-by-police-during-mental-health-crisis/ The full interview is included in the playlist above. FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) – Parents of a man shot by police during a mental health episode say things should have been handled very differently. Susan and Paul Hubbard hold no grudges against the officers. But they question the response Wednesday night in Fairfield Township that […]]]>

The full interview is included in the playlist above.

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) – Parents of a man shot by police during a mental health episode say things should have been handled very differently.

Susan and Paul Hubbard hold no grudges against the officers. But they question the response Wednesday night in Fairfield Township that placed their son, Brian Hubbard, 29, in hospital in critical condition.

Officers responded to Camargo Park around 8 p.m. to assist the Butler County Mobile Crisis Team after Susan called Brian, who was experiencing an emotional disturbance.

At some point, according to body camera footage released Friday, Brian walked out of the residence and approached officers Adam Green and Richard Coy holding a knife and hammer.

Officers repeatedly told Brian to drop the guns, but he continued to walk towards them. They also warned him that they would shoot him.

Officers opened fire, hitting Brian before the 29-year-old fled into the residence. Officers chased him, subdued him and then administered first aid.

“If I had known he was going to get shot,” Susan said Friday night, “I would have taken those bullets for him anytime.”

Susan says she initially called because Brian was saying things that just didn’t make sense and scared her. She says she has been called in for crisis intervention at least five times in the past.

Paul describes the Crisis Team as a 24/7 resource for mentally ill patients going through a mental health crisis. “An intervention person can come out and talk very calmly and peacefully to a mentally handicapped person.”

Paul says the visible presence of the officers just outside Brian’s residence contributed to the escalation of the situation. He wonders what might have happened if they had parked out of sight around the corner.

“Instead, he had the opportunity to look out the windows and see them,” Paul said. “They stood outside for several minutes talking with us, asking us questions, having normal conversations. They weren’t on heightened alert.

This gave Brian the opportunity to grab “everything he could” from the residency. “Unfortunately he grabbed a kitchen knife, which was long, and a hammer.”

Paul says he tried to get between his son and the officers and joined in their pleas for him to drop the guns.

“I was between him and the officers for a few moments, I mean, a few seconds. And I said, ‘Don’t hurt my son, just use a taser, please!’ Because, I’ve said it before, ‘Don’t hurt my son.’ And when they came several times, I said, ‘Whatever you do, when you come, don’t hurt my son. Do what you can, but don’t hurt her. And so I have space for them to taser.

Officers say they didn’t use their tasers because a person in emotional distress often doesn’t respond to them.

Their recommendations to Brian to drop the guns didn’t work either, and Paul says there’s a reason for that.

“Being autistic or mentally ill, many people don’t respond to sound cues,” he said. “They freeze. Their mind is not working.

Then the officers opened fire. Paul counted three shots. He says there may have been more.

“I stopped hearing around three o’clock because I was just starting to go into shock.”

As Brian fights for his life in the hospital, Susan and Paul want what happened to be a lesson.

“There’s no hate,” Paul said of the officers. “I totally support them. And I’d like to see something good come out of my son’s tragedy.

Constables Green and Coy have been placed on administrative leave.

The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation.

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Two workers killed, property worth ₹2cr destroyed in paper factory fire in Saharapur https://coltsneckfair.com/two-workers-killed-property-worth-%e2%82%b92cr-destroyed-in-paper-factory-fire-in-saharapur/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 13:01:33 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/two-workers-killed-property-worth-%e2%82%b92cr-destroyed-in-paper-factory-fire-in-saharapur/ LUCKNOW: At least two workers died while property was worth ₹2 crore was burned to ashes when a major fire broke out at the Saharapur-based Star paper mill during the wee hours on Wednesday. Police say three other workers, who went missing after the crash, were later found safe and sound as they had left […]]]>

LUCKNOW: At least two workers died while property was worth 2 crore was burned to ashes when a major fire broke out at the Saharapur-based Star paper mill during the wee hours on Wednesday. Police say three other workers, who went missing after the crash, were later found safe and sound as they had left the factory when the fire broke out.

Sharing more details, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of Saharanpur, Tejveer Singh said the fire broke out at the paper factory, spread over more than 200 bigha, at around 2 p.m. He added that a stampede-like situation was caused inside the factory when the fire broke out as there were about 200 workers inside the unit. “The mill remains operational 24 hours a day. The flames spread quickly as the mill had large quantities of paper bundles that caught fire,” said chief financial officer Singh.

After receiving information about the fire, a rescue operation was launched by firefighters. It lasted until 9 am. The bodies of two workers, who had probably fallen asleep between the sheaves of paper during the night shift, were also found at the scene. According to the prima facie evidence, the victims probably lost consciousness from the smoke and were then burned alive.

One of the deceased has been identified as Lal Bahadur Mandal while the identity of the other has yet to be established. Meanwhile, the injured are being treated at a hospital inside the factory premises, according to reports.

While a team of fire experts are analyzing the cause of the blaze, a preliminary investigation at the scene suggested that a short circuit could have been the cause of the fire.

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Factory fire: Chandigarh MC to carry out inspection of all buildings in industrial zone in November : The Tribune India https://coltsneckfair.com/factory-fire-chandigarh-mc-to-carry-out-inspection-of-all-buildings-in-industrial-zone-in-november-the-tribune-india/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 00:42:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/factory-fire-chandigarh-mc-to-carry-out-inspection-of-all-buildings-in-industrial-zone-in-november-the-tribune-india/ Tribune press service Sandeep Rana Chandigarh, October 30 In view of fire safety, the Municipal Corporation will carry out a physical inspection of all buildings in the two industrial areas of the city in November. Two days ago, two women lost consciousness and a man was injured after a massive fire broke out […]]]>


Tribune press service

Sandeep Rana

Chandigarh, October 30

In view of fire safety, the Municipal Corporation will carry out a physical inspection of all buildings in the two industrial areas of the city in November.

Two days ago, two women lost consciousness and a man was injured after a massive fire broke out at an alcohol unit in the Industrial Zone, Phase I. It took firefighters approximately 12 hours to extinguish the flames, which threatened to engulf a nearby building.

Checks if installed equipment is working

We will see if the equipment works properly in units that have taken NOCs. Those without a certificate will be notified with a warning. A fire department official

During the investigation, it emerged that the factory had failed to install the fire safety equipment required to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC), prompting the company to file an application with the fire chief to determine the responsibility of the firefighter responsible for verifying the scene to ensure compliance.

The MC Fire Safety Wing will now inspect all premises in the Industrial Zone, Phases I and II. “We will find out if the equipment is still working properly in units that have taken NOCs. Those who do not have the certificate will be notified with a warning,” an official said.

Officials said they will also guide building owners on the installation of fire safety equipment and applicable standards. Currently, the NOC can be obtained online, but recently there has also been a charge based on the area covered.

MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra said, “MC has already inspected most areas of the market and issued notices as per standards. A 100% physical inspection of all buildings in the industrial zones is scheduled for November. »

Sources said that although more than 20,000 establishments exist in the city, less than 1,000 owners have purchased NOCs in the city. These also include a number of government buildings.

The fire wing’s action has so far remained on paper as establishments have not bothered to take its advice seriously.

A fire official explained: ‘There is no strict law to enforce fire safety standards against units that do not comply with safety measures despite notices. Our statutes need to be updated.

Asked why many owners have failed to meet the standards, Naveen Manglani, President of the Chandigarh Chamber of Industries, said: “Everyone wants to have fire safety equipment for their own safety. However, standards need to be more practical.

Only 1K meeting safety standards

20,000 Total number of establishments in town

1,000 units that purchased NOCs

Essential for obtaining NOC

  • Fire extinguishers on all floors
  • Automated sprinkler system throughout the building
  • Emergency exits must be clear of any obstacle
  • Electrical wiring/installations must comply with BIS standards
  • Adequate provision for ventilation/natural lighting
  • Furniture should be treated with fireproof material
  • Discharge of waste/volatile/flammable liquids prohibited
  • Overhead water tank
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Mental Health Commission raises concern at Mayo facility https://coltsneckfair.com/mental-health-commission-raises-concern-at-mayo-facility/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 15:40:26 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/mental-health-commission-raises-concern-at-mayo-facility/ The Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar Published: Fri, Oct 28, 2022, 4:40 PM The Mental Health Commission has released an inspection regarding St Anne’s Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar. One of the issues that came to light was that not all health professionals had up-to-date mandatory training. Chief Executive of the Mental Health […]]]>

The Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar

The Mental Health Commission has released an inspection regarding St Anne’s Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar.

One of the issues that came to light was that not all health professionals had up-to-date mandatory training.

Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission, John Farrelly, explained: “While we recognize the challenges of recruitment and retention in the health sector, mandatory training is just that.

“You may not be permitted to work in certain settings, including approved mental health centers, if you do not have the critical training required.

“We are working with these approved centers to ensure they have a training schedule in place to ensure that all staff are properly trained as required.”

Mental Health Services Inspector Dr Susan Finnerty said that although the Covid-19 pandemic poses challenges and causes problems for some approved centres, staff must undergo mandatory training in order to provide safe care. to residents.

“It is vitally important that the physical health of residents is monitored and treated if necessary. Failure to do so puts the resident at risk of serious illness.

Here is a summary of the Castlebar facility inspection report:

St. Anne’s Unit is a 12 bed single storey unit adjacent to Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar.

The accredited center provides admission, assessment, care and treatment for two later life psychiatry teams which covered North and South Mayo.

There were only five residents in the unit and the overall bed occupancy rate in 2021 was 40%.

The center’s compliance rate increased from 93% in 2021 to 83% in 2022.

Three fire doors remained open. This was corrected when reported to staff.

A fire extinguisher was expired.

The service also managed this risk during the inspection week.

The radiators were unshielded and hot to the touch when inspected, posing a burn hazard to residents.

Not all staff have been trained in basic care, fire safety or dealing with violence and aggression.

The licensed center was found to provide services in a manner that met the needs of residents and their families, and that staff provided therapeutic activities and physical health monitoring tailored to residents’ needs.

Recreational activities included a light exercise group, quizzes, a musician on Mondays, puzzles, colouring, board games, movies, music, gardening, cards, television and arts and crafts.

Quality initiatives identified during the inspection included the creation of a ligation reduction sub-group to reduce ligations; and the introduction of a new patient information booklet in November 2021.

At the time of the inspection, a double lock system – a magnetic lock and a lock and key mechanism – was in place for the front door, which was a main emergency exit.

The approved centre’s justification for this measure was related to safety concerns for people with dementia.

However, at the time of the inspection, five people using the service were volunteers and did not have a diagnosis of dementia.

This risk was not listed in the risk register. This was one of the primary reasons for St. Anne’s risk management procedures being assigned a high risk rating.

Fire safety training was not up to date within the nursing department; 36% of nursing staff had not completed the relevant fire training at the time of the inspection.

In terms of corrective and preventive actions, staff have been encouraged to complete or complete all mandatory training.

Regarding the locking system, a risk assessment has been carried out and the locking system has been added to the local risk register.

Advice was also sought from the Maintenance Manager and HSE Firefighter regarding the modification of the lockout system and an update from the Firefighter was expected by the end of September 2022.

In the meantime, all staff hold the keys to the exit doors and have a code for the exit doors; they have undergone online fire training, while unannounced fire drills are carried out regularly by an inspector or an external trainer.

An emergency plan policy is also in place and specifies staff responses in the event of possible emergencies.

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Congham Home Rescue Firefighters among those honored at awards https://coltsneckfair.com/congham-home-rescue-firefighters-among-those-honored-at-awards/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:56:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/congham-home-rescue-firefighters-among-those-honored-at-awards/ Two heroic firefighters who saved someone from a burning house in Congham were among those honored at the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service staff awards. The awards were held live for the first time in three years due to the Covid pandemic, and there were a number of recipients from West Norfolk. Charlotte Pepper and […]]]>

Two heroic firefighters who saved someone from a burning house in Congham were among those honored at the Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service staff awards.

The awards were held live for the first time in three years due to the Covid pandemic, and there were a number of recipients from West Norfolk.

Charlotte Pepper and Lisa Barrett received kudos from the fire chief for their quick thinking and heroic actions in saving someone from a fire in Congham on January 27.

Fakenham Fire Station crew receive their Achievement Award from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Director Ceri Sumner (left)

Massingham Fire Station Superintendent Sam Molyneux and Firefighter James Hoddy also received the Fire Chief’s Commendation for their actions at the scene of a serious accident on May 22.

The Inspirational Leader Awards were presented to Lynn’s White Watch Director Mark Bocking and Lynn’s Blue Watch Director Stuart Shinn.

Jason Walmsley of the Hunstanton Cadet Unit was named Cadet of the Year for his continuous improvement and participation in most additional events to support the unit.

Jason Walmsley (centre), from the Hunstanton Cadet Unit, receives his Cadet of the Year award from Deputy Fire Chief Scott Norman (left) and Norfolk County Council Chairperson Cllr Karen Vincent (right)
Jason Walmsley (centre), from the Hunstanton Cadet Unit, receives his Cadet of the Year award from Deputy Fire Chief Scott Norman (left) and Norfolk County Council Chairperson Cllr Karen Vincent (right)

Heygates Mill of Downham has won the award for On-Call Employer of the Year in recognition of the support provided by employers of on-call firefighters to the release of staff.

Fundraiser of the year was Lynn Station Manager Dean Lacey, who was the driving force behind the Ashes to Art initiative. Fakenham Fire Station won a Team Excellence Award.

The awards for those with 20 years of service with good conduct went to Jamie Farr and Robert Hamilton (Lynn), Ben Human (West Walton), Glyn Law (Downham) and Daniel Manning (Methwold).

30-year certificates of outstanding service were awarded to Peter Oxford (Downham) and Jason Reed (Fakenham), and a 40-year certificate of outstanding service to Jimmy Groom (Heacham).

Actor Graham Cole OBE (left) presents Dean Lacey (right) with his fundraising award of the year
Actor Graham Cole OBE (left) presents Dean Lacey (right) with his fundraising award of the year

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Community and Environmental Services, said: ‘The past year has shown the full extent of the work of our fire services, their role in recovering Covid and the support of our NHS partners to the incredible response to the wildfires over the summer.

An example of the work from the Ashes to Art initiative that was on display at the awards ceremony
An example of the work from the Ashes to Art initiative that was on display at the awards ceremony

“The level of professionalism and dedication across the service meant there was tough competition in every category, so congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the service members who go to such great lengths to ensure the safety of Norfolk.”



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Legion Post Names Honored Firefighter and Officer of the Year https://coltsneckfair.com/legion-post-names-honored-firefighter-and-officer-of-the-year/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 17:21:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/legion-post-names-honored-firefighter-and-officer-of-the-year/ Oct. 22 – CLINTON – The Clinton American Legion June VanMeter Post 190 honored Clinton Fire Department Engineer Seth Haan with the Legion’s Firefighter of the Year award and County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Clinton. Steve Cundiff with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. The announcement was made Wednesday at the Clinton Masonic Center. […]]]>

Oct. 22 – CLINTON – The Clinton American Legion June VanMeter Post 190 honored Clinton Fire Department Engineer Seth Haan with the Legion’s Firefighter of the Year award and County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Clinton. Steve Cundiff with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.

The announcement was made Wednesday at the Clinton Masonic Center.

“When Sheriff (Bill) Greenwalt told me about this award,” Cundiff said, “I walked past this plaque and saw the names of Jessup Schrader and Scott Reyhons… May my name be on this plaque with their names is an honor.”

Cundiff was appointed by Greenwalt for 32 years Cundiff dedicated to law enforcement. He began his career in 1990 as an undercover officer for the Illinois State Police’s Blackhawk Region Task Force. He would then play a vital role in countless local, state and federal criminal drug investigations. He consistently conducted a five-year investigation into a homicide that resulted in the victim’s family being closed and the accused being sentenced to prison.

Additionally, Cundiff has worked to seize and remove over 100 firearms from community streets, among its many other accomplishments.

Haan was named by Clinton Fire Chief Joel Atkinson after the day in December last year when Haan was vacationing with his family at the Best Western Hotel and Convention Center in Dubuque. Haan noticed a child face down in the pool. Haan pulled the child out of the pool and immediately began resuscitation efforts until the child started breathing again and Dubuque Fire Department paramedics arrived.

The purpose of the American Legion Firefighter of the Year and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards is to honor a well-rounded individual who has exceeded the expected service requirements of the position.

The names of Haan and Cundiff will now be subject to possible state recognition.

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